my name is Davide i come from italy,
some of you already know me, i suppose,
i started introducing my work in the inkscape's user list.
I've made a web-site, that is called inkscape gallery, it is meant as a
meeting point for the inkscape's user community where to post and show
inkscape made drawing and where to talk about inkscape and open-source
software in general.
I used drupal and i've just realized that inkscape.org is being rebuilt
on the same powerful and open-source cms...
You may found a brief presentation in a pdf here:
It is a full featured social network web site, with many features that
i'm going to introduce:
* Bilingual content and interface, english and italian
* images upload showing them in 6 sizes
* Svg upload
* user pictures
* voting on images
* service links (stumbleupon, digg, delicious etc...etc...)
* free tagging and tag cloud
* 4 roles registration to the website
* user profile
* user gallery
* user block like "user's images"
* license release
* advanced search to look for licensed drawing or user images
* two forums (italian and english)
* random gallery
* slideshow surfing
* tutorial section
* link to sourceforge for inkscape download
* link to inkscape.org
and many others...
The inkscape gallery layout is entirely made with inkscape.
Now you may ask, why did you do this?
Cause i started using inkscape from the beginning, i've never used other
vector graphic software, then graphics became a work and i'm still
Now i have a small company, it's called nois3lab (http://nois3lab.it
...but it is in italian only and we're now upgrading it) and i'm trying
to achieve the purpose of a graphic and web-design agency (not only, we
also work on customizing linux distros for companies and administration,
for example) working with free and open-source software exclusively.
So, i started looking around to find inkscape resources and it seemed
something was missing.
A place, expecially made for inkscape, where to share our drawing, to
share our thoughts, a place where to go to see how great inkscape is.
I've found many resources on inkscape.org and i know there's a gallery
section too, but i wanted to make a gallery web site where to spend time
viewing beautiful images in their own context.
in the previous weeks i was trying to make it well known in the
community before releasing officially, it is at
http://test.inkscapegallery.net, right now.
Now i think it's ready, we're going to pre-release it on day 11 of
february and it will be at http://www.inskcapegallery.net.
What it seems interesting to me, as well as the project itself is the
chance to make inkscape.org and inkscape gallery work together, cause
both are meant to spread the inkscape knowledge and use.
We have many ideas about this, and maybe we can share them in the next days.
But, for now, i also wanted to announce that we are working on a plugin
for inkscape to publish on inkscape gallery directly from inkscape.
We know that there's the jayeshsalvi's work on alt canvas and i hope
he's reading me, cause we didn't decide what to do at the moment.
We could use that plugin and extend it to support inkscape gallery or
write another one, independent plugin.
But it has to be cross-platform; linux , windows and mac too.
Thanks, hope you'll like the website and you'll find it to be useful.